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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SalieriJazz, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. SalieriJazz

    SalieriJazz Regular Member

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    Hey, a friend of mine made a site on Simpsons hack. Pretty standard niche, right? Take a look at the mail he got, what the hell is this?

    And, what should he do?

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    Thanks! :)
     

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  2. coitza

    coitza Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Interesting, first make sure it's legit and it's not someone trying to extort money like the nigerian emails & co. If it is, might consider contacting an attorney to see how to proceed.
     
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    SonaBG Junior Member

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    this is spam.
    why email is used by fox ip?
     
  4. SalieriJazz

    SalieriJazz Regular Member

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    I don't know, that's why I asked you guys. :D
     
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    Because it stands for (FOX) (I)ntellectual (P)roperty = FOXIP@Fox.com

    @OP, this is no joke, I would take it down.
    Fox is known to take this stuff very seriously. I would follow the points 1-3 and ignore 4-6. Aka, take everything related down and continue with your life.
     
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    They usually write down the number on which they might be contacted.
     
  7. misteryou.

    misteryou. Power Member

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    if i were your friend i would shut down the site because this idendity is real
    but aslo reply to the woman something like

    we are writting to you on behalf.........

    It comes to our ttention that blablabla
    Cease to spray fake informations on your channels that you own, control and operate
    Cease any support you bring to israel, including but not limited to feed them
    Cease all offers or attempts to wash people brains, including but not limited to Fox

    cheers
     
  8. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

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    So, is your "friend" actually infringing Fox's intellectual property?

    If he is and he received this email, then it is probably very legit.

    Is your "friend" in the United States?

    If yes, then take that shit down immediately.

    Even if not in the United States, your "friend" better be in some far off country outside the purview of US law enforcement.
     
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  10. WhiteHatTryHard

    WhiteHatTryHard Registered Member

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    Its all just trying to scare you...

    Make sure you sot some vague claim to fair use and ignore.

    If they send you an actual letter, then take it down... letters mens the mean business.
     
  11. indianfreak

    indianfreak Power Member

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    If you're in US, shut down the site and move on.

    Even if you're not in US, still, shut down the site and move on. It would still be a happy ending.

    In either of the case, don't redirect your domain and don't write back to them.
     
  12. WhiteHatTryHard

    WhiteHatTryHard Registered Member

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    Aisagree entirely.

    Especially if you are not in the US.

    They cannot do anything. Wait until they register their trademark in your country, until then they have no legal means of harassing you.

    Once their trademark is listed in your federal trademark register, you may want to be careful, but then you used it before it was registered which makes the case more complicaed again...

    They are just blowing smoke.

    If you are not in the US.... good.
    If you are in the US... freaking emmigrate... The US is where the rich will always be able to harass everyone else legally.

    I recommend to literally anyone that depends on their site to definitively not live in the US. The US justice system is quite franky corrupt and getting worse every year.
     
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  13. indianfreak

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    If the site is not making decent amount of money, it would just be better to shut down the site and move on (IMO). I know that this is a blackhat forum, and I am one of the oldest members here, but you don't need such hassles if you want to concentrate on other projects. But this is just my 2 cents and the OP is free to decide his course of action.
     
  14. Mr.Whitehat

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    Search if the email is legit and if so, take down the site. And dont care to write to them or transfer domain. They will take it away themselves if they do care ;)
     
  15. WhiteHatTryHard

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    OK, if it is one of those fake hack sites that use exact match trademark domain... burn it. You are being aplague upon the internet either way.

    They will get the domain if it contains the trademark.
     
  16. nad999

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    Some other persons have also received emails similar to that. It does deem to be a real person. Just google the name kasimira c verdi

    I think think they are either trying to scare you or this is a competitor. Sender emails can be faked.
     
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  17. WhiteHatTryHard

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    I get these emails every month...
    ...but then I am in a european country and they have no power here.

    My Advice:
    Are you causing them financial harm?
    - Yes: burn the site ASAP
    - No: dont worry

    Big companies are entirely predictable... they wont spend money on a lawsuit if there is no financial losses for them in not doing so. And especially if it is international... unless you are costing them millions, they wont go for an international process.

    Scaring people with legal letters is highly effective... its how I get rid or 90% of all paypal fraud on my sites. Send people a legal letter and they will be very docile and cooperative.
     
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  18. SalieriJazz

    SalieriJazz Regular Member

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    Well my friend don't cause them financial harm. He's from Romania, Europe.

    Thing is that the site was made like 5 days ago, how the hell did those guys email my friend ... lol. That is something that gets me worried a bit, and maybe it's a spam email ?
     
  19. WhiteHatTryHard

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    The big companies are setting up automated systems to send out DMCAs to hosts, webmasters and even domain registrars and CDNs.

    Mot likely its not even a human being that sent the mail.

    Its all huff and puff...
    ...they do that all the time.

    And there is simply no way they are going to sue someone in Romania, if the site is not acutally costing them money^^

    I mean there are literally tens of thousands of fake hack sites... they got better stuff to do.
     
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  20. WhiteHatTryHard

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    But as already mentioned, if you mention their brand in your domain aka simpsonstappedouthackandcheats or similar, then they will get the domain sooner or later.